DAVIE (CBS4) – Five years after a Broward County Sheriff’s sergeant was shot and killed, his son’s journey to walk in his father’s footsteps began.

Sean Reyka, 25, is now one of Broward County’s newest Sheriff’s deputies.

He graduated from the Broward Police academy Wednesday. In 2007 his father, Broward County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Reyka, was gunned down near a Walgreens in Pompano Beach while investigating a stolen car.

Deputy Reyka said his father would’ve been proud.

“I do feel he was watching I always feel he’s watching over all of us in the family,” said Reyka. “I think he would’ve been very happy for me. He was always supportive and he would’ve been proud I chose the same department he chose.”

The person who shot and killed his father was never caught, and a $267,000 reward is still being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information should call Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS


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